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Sensex ends above 17,000


Mumbai : A key index of Indian equities markets Wednesday ended 256 points up after crossing the 17,000-mark for the first time in 16 months.

The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 16,868.46 points, ended at 17,109.48 points (provisional).

The S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) too closed in the positive terrain at 5,079.25 points, up 1.45 percent.